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PREPARING FOR EXIT
?India must plan its strategy for a calibrated exit.
?The government faces the challenge of normalising some level of daily life and 
oiling the wheels of the economy, without causing a surge in cases that could 
follow wrong steps.
?PM Modi has sought the views of the States on the way forward beyond the 21-day 
lockdown, and mandated his Ministers to come up with a set of priority actions 
under a business continuity plan. 
?Migrant labour and harvest season and food security.
Medical Emergency Management Plan Group
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PREPARING FOR EXIT
?India must plan its strategy for a calibrated exit.
?The government faces the challenge of normalising some level of daily life and 
oiling the wheels of the economy, without causing a surge in cases that could 
follow wrong steps.
?PM Modi has sought the views of the States on the way forward beyond the 21-day 
lockdown, and mandated his Ministers to come up with a set of priority actions 
under a business continuity plan. 
?Migrant labour and harvest season and food security.
Medical Emergency Management Plan Group
?China, South Korea and Singapore opted for enhanced testing, isolation of the 
infected, tracing of patient contacts and strict quarantine.
?With high emphasis on social distancing, universal mask use and hand washing, it 
should be possible to open up some activity and release the pressures building up 
under the lockdown.
?Mass gatherings, long-distance travel and leisure activity would have to wait. 
?Urban mobility for workers in the absence of public transport could be made 
possible by encouraging bicycle use where feasible, avoiding congestion.
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PREPARING FOR EXIT
?India must plan its strategy for a calibrated exit.
?The government faces the challenge of normalising some level of daily life and 
oiling the wheels of the economy, without causing a surge in cases that could 
follow wrong steps.
?PM Modi has sought the views of the States on the way forward beyond the 21-day 
lockdown, and mandated his Ministers to come up with a set of priority actions 
under a business continuity plan. 
?Migrant labour and harvest season and food security.
Medical Emergency Management Plan Group
?China, South Korea and Singapore opted for enhanced testing, isolation of the 
infected, tracing of patient contacts and strict quarantine.
?With high emphasis on social distancing, universal mask use and hand washing, it 
should be possible to open up some activity and release the pressures building up 
under the lockdown.
?Mass gatherings, long-distance travel and leisure activity would have to wait. 
?Urban mobility for workers in the absence of public transport could be made 
possible by encouraging bicycle use where feasible, avoiding congestion.
SANCTIONS AND PANDEMIC
?America’s refusal to ease sanctions on Iran 
?Iran: 3,739 deaths and 62,589 infections
?Failure of Iran: initially reluctant to enforce drastic restrictions on businesses, religious 
establishments and people.
?And during the crisis, the cash-strapped, isolated regime struggled to meet people’s needs.
?The fall in oil prices and the pandemic have multiplied Iran’s woes. 
?The U.S., which has the most number of COVID-19 infections, should be in a better position to 
understand Iran’s woes than any other country.
?Iranians need help and the U.S. should reconsider its policy of punishing them
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PREPARING FOR EXIT
?India must plan its strategy for a calibrated exit.
?The government faces the challenge of normalising some level of daily life and 
oiling the wheels of the economy, without causing a surge in cases that could 
follow wrong steps.
?PM Modi has sought the views of the States on the way forward beyond the 21-day 
lockdown, and mandated his Ministers to come up with a set of priority actions 
under a business continuity plan. 
?Migrant labour and harvest season and food security.
Medical Emergency Management Plan Group
?China, South Korea and Singapore opted for enhanced testing, isolation of the 
infected, tracing of patient contacts and strict quarantine.
?With high emphasis on social distancing, universal mask use and hand washing, it 
should be possible to open up some activity and release the pressures building up 
under the lockdown.
?Mass gatherings, long-distance travel and leisure activity would have to wait. 
?Urban mobility for workers in the absence of public transport could be made 
possible by encouraging bicycle use where feasible, avoiding congestion.
SANCTIONS AND PANDEMIC
?America’s refusal to ease sanctions on Iran 
?Iran: 3,739 deaths and 62,589 infections
?Failure of Iran: initially reluctant to enforce drastic restrictions on businesses, religious 
establishments and people.
?And during the crisis, the cash-strapped, isolated regime struggled to meet people’s needs.
?The fall in oil prices and the pandemic have multiplied Iran’s woes. 
?The U.S., which has the most number of COVID-19 infections, should be in a better position to 
understand Iran’s woes than any other country.
?Iranians need help and the U.S. should reconsider its policy of punishing them
A SCRIPT OF ACTION, RESPONSIBILITY 
AND COMPASSION
?Albert Einstein: in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.
?Bhilwara: Once the epicentre of COVID-19 infections, Bhilwara has now become a 
case study in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
?The Triple-T method, i.e. ‘Tracing, Testing and Treatment’ was made mandatory.
?WAR CRY: “Rajasthan Satark hai” and “Koi Bhuka nahi Soega”
?Unity of Command and Unity in Communication system.
? An emergency war-room, with deployment of senior Indian Administrative Service officers and 
officials from multiple departments, has been activated at the State-level for round-the-clock 
monitoring.
? Every district has a similar system.
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PREPARING FOR EXIT
?India must plan its strategy for a calibrated exit.
?The government faces the challenge of normalising some level of daily life and 
oiling the wheels of the economy, without causing a surge in cases that could 
follow wrong steps.
?PM Modi has sought the views of the States on the way forward beyond the 21-day 
lockdown, and mandated his Ministers to come up with a set of priority actions 
under a business continuity plan. 
?Migrant labour and harvest season and food security.
Medical Emergency Management Plan Group
?China, South Korea and Singapore opted for enhanced testing, isolation of the 
infected, tracing of patient contacts and strict quarantine.
?With high emphasis on social distancing, universal mask use and hand washing, it 
should be possible to open up some activity and release the pressures building up 
under the lockdown.
?Mass gatherings, long-distance travel and leisure activity would have to wait. 
?Urban mobility for workers in the absence of public transport could be made 
possible by encouraging bicycle use where feasible, avoiding congestion.
SANCTIONS AND PANDEMIC
?America’s refusal to ease sanctions on Iran 
?Iran: 3,739 deaths and 62,589 infections
?Failure of Iran: initially reluctant to enforce drastic restrictions on businesses, religious 
establishments and people.
?And during the crisis, the cash-strapped, isolated regime struggled to meet people’s needs.
?The fall in oil prices and the pandemic have multiplied Iran’s woes. 
?The U.S., which has the most number of COVID-19 infections, should be in a better position to 
understand Iran’s woes than any other country.
?Iranians need help and the U.S. should reconsider its policy of punishing them
A SCRIPT OF ACTION, RESPONSIBILITY 
AND COMPASSION
?Albert Einstein: in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.
?Bhilwara: Once the epicentre of COVID-19 infections, Bhilwara has now become a 
case study in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
?The Triple-T method, i.e. ‘Tracing, Testing and Treatment’ was made mandatory.
?WAR CRY: “Rajasthan Satark hai” and “Koi Bhuka nahi Soega”
?Unity of Command and Unity in Communication system.
? An emergency war-room, with deployment of senior Indian Administrative Service officers and 
officials from multiple departments, has been activated at the State-level for round-the-clock 
monitoring.
? Every district has a similar system.
?Social security measures: A relief package of ?2,500 crore for the weaker 
sections and sustenance grants of ?2,500, for 31 lakh construction workers, 
factory workers and street vendors, and destitutes have been disbursed.
?Pregnant and lactating women are being tracked to ensure institutional delivery, 
immunisation and essential food and nutrition.
?State government has also given relief given to the hotel and tourism industry by 
giving them reimbursement of State Goods and Service Tax for three months up to 
June 2020 and relaxation in excise fees.
?Importance of compassion and humanity.
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